D.E. Shaw has been a pioneer in quantitative investing since it was founded in the late 80s. Since then, it has focused its efforts on machine learning and other AI-based investment strategies.
Can machines outsmart humans in the market? D. E. Shaw believes they can.
With over 1,500 employees, including 200+ PhDs, Two Sigma runs systematic hedge fund strategies that rely on machine learning to extract insights and predictive signals in a fraction of the time the human brain can to deliver superior alpha with less risk than traditional hedge funds. Is this competitive advantage sustainable?
Orbital Insights is applying machine learning to a vast amount of satellite imagery to help hedge funds and governments quantify the world.